Vintage 1920s Weeden No. 14 Toy Steam Engine Rivets Brass Sight Glass Whistle For SaleIMMEDIATE – PROFESSIONALLY PACKED – FULLY INSURED - SHIPPING Buyer pays actual cost of fully insured shipping, very safely packed. All Customs forms will state the actual selling price of items shipped internationally. Two things terrified me as a child of around six-years-old. One was catching girl cooties, a fear that dissolved at the onset of puberty, but the other remains to this day, even as a gray-haired old coot: Toy steam engines. I got one for Christmas back in the 50s, but the idea of using fire to boil water contained in an airtight tank scared the bejeezus out of me. Still does.
If you are a collector of these critters, you know a thousand times more than I. However, for the fearless who don’t know all that stuff – it has the riveted boiler, brass whistle and sight tube, and it is on a cast iron stand with six legs.
It is 6” by 5 ¾” by 6” tall to the top of that tallest thing on top of the brass tank.
Weight = 3 lbs. 9 oz.
The answer is “no.” The whitish gray stuff on the tank and backside appears to be the result of a paint spill. It is a thin coating, and I’m almost certain it will come off easily. (I don’t monkey around with the things I offer. You get it exactly as I found it.)
It is a “reversible” engine, they say. I never got that close to mine.
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1st: I never, under any circumstances, use a reserve, and rarely do I ask for an opening offer of more than $9.00 (sometimes even less).
2nd: I never end sales early.
3rd: I don’t usually clean, repair, or otherwise monkey around with anything. I push enough dust aside to expose any flaws, but if I discovered it in some dusty attic, you can look forward to a little dust on it when it gets to your house. If it has a flaw or a wart, I'll tell you about it.
So rest easy and have some fun.
I believe a little doodad is missing from atop the tank. See my red arrows. Something small is rattling around inside the tank. I think it also came with a little three-wick burner, but somebody must have run off with it.
Have you noticed gray hairs in some of my photos? Dagnabbit! Some old coot must be sneaking into my house at night and messing around with my stuff.
NO DISAPPOINTMENTS, assuming you read what I wrote. (Don’t email me when it arrives saying something like, “Hey! This thing has had something spilled on it.”)
I was just kidding. You can email me about anything you want.
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